Posts tagged Ethiopia


Ethiopia’s First Full Femur Replacement

by on Friday, August 7, 2020 at 8:02 am

You might know the story. A shepherd is out with his sheep and one goes missing. The rest of the sheep are happily munching on grass, but the shepherd is distraught and goes off searching for the one lost sheep. He looks high. He looks low. He looks all night, and eventually finds the lost […]

Emotional and Physical Healing for Habtemariam

by on Monday, July 20, 2020 at 9:34 am

By all definitions, Habtemariam was a difficult child. After arriving at CURE Ethiopia, he quickly established a reputation for being a “rebash,” or a trouble maker in English. He was constantly starting fights with the other kids. He would cry when he didn’t get his way, and he was blatantly and publicly disrespectful towards his […]

Partnering with Michigan State University to Educate on Hip Dysplasia

by on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 8:04 am

There’s an old school hit song out there comically titled “Video Killed the Radio Star” (The Buggles, 1979), and it’s a reminiscent take on the changing ways people consumed information at the time. While it’s a tad tongue-in-cheek, it hits the nail on the head about how videos engage consumers at a higher level than […]

He waited Six Years for Healing

by on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 10:12 am

One thing that the COVID-19 pandemic has taught the world is how to wait. We are all waiting in some capacity. Waiting for the virus numbers to decline, waiting for stores and business to reopen, waiting for travel restrictions to lift, waiting for medical treatment – the list goes on and on. In different ways, […]

Standing Strong and Stepping Up at CURE Ethiopia

by on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 8:20 am

Remember when you were a kid, and you’d ask your parents which one of you was their favorite? If you were in my family the response was always, “You’re all our favorites,” which was fundamentally frustrating to settling the argument between me and my sisters. Now, I have this sneaking suspicion that my parents may […]

Coming Together Through Adversity

by on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 10:11 am

Writing from CURE Ethiopia, it is hard to predict the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in Ethiopia and in other countries where CURE serves. The spread seen in many African countries has been following a different trajectory when compared to the rapid escalation seen in North America and Europe. While we will undoubtedly face further […]

Nurses On the Front Lines

by on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 8:26 am

“Anytime, like a soldier, we are ready to go.” – Sara Kahsay, CURE Ethiopia Head Nurse The COVID-19 virus is affecting people around the world, and it most recently has reached Sub-Saharan Africa. All countries where CURE hospitals are located have confirmed cases. It’s become a worldwide pandemic, and on the frontlines are nurses. It […]

A new approach to untreated clubfoot

by on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 4:00 pm

The scourge of clubfoot in a child or adolescent that has never had treatment is something that we experience daily here at CURE Ethiopia. There are an estimated 40,000 children in the country with clubfoot. Clubfoot is a condition which can be easily treated in infancy, however, if it is left untreated, it will often […]

Can mission hospitals contribute to capacity building?

by on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 11:46 pm

CURE International is well-placed within the countries it serves to help foster change in surgical expertise through training and hosting international experts. CURE strives to be an effective partner with each nation’s healthcare program, treating patients for whom there is neither the capacity nor the expertise available in the government sector. However, CURE’s role goes […]

Healed and redeemed: Hadija’s story

by on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 11:02 am

“I went to many hospitals, and they told me that it was impossible to treat her.” Rehema is the mother of Hadija, a little girl from Tanzania who suffers from a congenital condition called popliteal pterygium, which affects the development of the skin. Hadija was born with thick webs of skin on the back of […]

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